If you had the choice, would you choose to be famous? 

Fame seems to be such an idol in our culture today, and although many celebrities have come out and said that there isn't anything fulfilling when you reach the "top of the ladder," people still strive to try and achieve it. Why is that? Could it be that this desire is a corruption of something good that God put in us to glorify Him? 

The regulars look at this topic and discuss these questions, in an attempt to unpack this cultural idol and look at it through a Christ-centered lens.

Brian “Head” Welch from the band Korn joins the regulars on the podcast again! This time, to talk about his recent documentary “Loud Krazy Love”, the doors it has opened for him to share his faith even more than before, the difficulties he went through after giving his life to Jesus, and the struggles he had trying to raise his daughter while still fighting to overcome addictions in his life.

With all the regulars finally back together, they tackle the subject of Social Media. It’s clearly a huge part of our culture today, and can have some major benefits in connecting us to people all over the world. However, what kind of negative impacts has it had on society? How is it changing the way our brains work? How is it affecting our families? Most importantly of all, how is it impacting our ability to seek God?

They look at these questions and more in this episode of the P&I podcast!

With the recent passing of the Reproductive Health Act in New York State, there has been a lot of debates, arguments and just straight up outrage over the issue. The regulars share how this has impacted them personally, look a little deeper into the subject of abortion and how we should respond as Christians.

In this episode of the Provoke & Inspire podcast, Mattie Montgomery (former lead singer and frontman of the band For Today) joins the regulars to talk about what God has been doing in his life in recent years. They discuss what keeps people from sharing the Gospel and what authentic community looks like, and they look at old models of evangelism and how important it is that we adapt them to fit our modern context.

On the other hand, David’s Random Story involves a misadventure with shingles, prescription medication, and speaking at a mega church.

The guys talk about the dominant thought forms of the secular culture: Relativism, Secularism, and Tolerance. 

Specifically, they focus on the modern manifestation of tolerance (which is not very tolerant at all).

They ask, "how can a follower of Jesus engage a culture that is hostile to the things of God and often bullies those with perspectives that diverge from the status quo?"

This is the audio from a live Q&A episode that Ben and Chad did where they answered your questions! 

They share their opinions on listening to "secular music",  the importance of being content in God alone, what you should do as a christian band trying to reach a local scene and much more!

Chad takes over the podcast!! While the regulars had planned out this episode with the typical segments they always have, plans changed when Chad confessed some of his recent difficulties in stepping out and sharing Jesus with others, as well as the recent successes he saw after David challenged him last week.

They then look at the importance of taking Holy Spirit-inspired risks in our everyday life, and how that can not only impact those around us, but bring our relationship with Jesus to another level.

You’ve probably heard many people quote Matthew 9:37, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” And speak on how we need more workers to go into the harvest. But why is that? Why are we not seeing more workers? The regulars try to answer these questions and also discuss why many people start out in ministry or missions but don’t seem to last. 

Of course there is a David's Random Story and this time David shares what happened when No Longer Music performed a slightly controversial song at a Christian college in Minneapolis…

The new year has arrived, and with it, people’s new year’s goals and resolutions. Is there any benefit to creating a new years resolution? Or is it just an excuse for self focus? The regulars discuss this topic and share their personal experiences in the matter. They also look at a recent NAS Daily video about morality and the idea that there is no right or wrong. How do we react as christians when people say there are no absolute truths? What kind of conversations should we be having to help expose the lies of moral relativism? 

All of that and more in this new episode of the P&I podcast! 

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